Compassionate Representation for Slip and Fall Victims in Orlando, FL
A slip and fall may not seem like a big deal, but the unfortunate reality is that these accidents can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, and torn ligaments. Property owners have a legal duty to keep visitors safe from dangerous hazards. If your slip and fall was the result of a property failing to live up to this responsibility, you may be able to hold them accountable and seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Our Orlando slip and fall lawyers at Ali & Blankner have over 85 years of experience and are ready to fight for you if you were avoidably injured due to a property owner’s negligence. We understand how to successfully navigate these cases in the state of Florida and will work to get you full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses as quickly as possible. You can expect personalized attention and results-oriented advocacy from beginning to end.
Time limits apply in these cases, so do not wait to get legal advice if you suffer injuries in a slip and fall. Call (407) 753-1312 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in Florida?
The statute of limitations for slip and fall lawsuits in Florida is four years from the date of the incident. You will be barred from bringing a claim and recovering damages if you do not file your lawsuit before this deadline, so it is in your best interest to get in touch with our firm as soon as you can after the accident.
In situations where someone sustains fatal injuries in a slip and fall, eligible loved ones will have two years from the date of their death to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. Note that the deadline is tied to the date the victim passed away, not the date of the slip and fall accident.
What Damages Can I Recover for Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida?
Recoverable damages are not limited to quantifiable “economic” expenses resulting from a slip and fall accident. You can also get what are called “non-economic damages,” which are meant to cover the less-quantifiable consequences linked to slip and fall injuries. Economic and non-economic damages are not capped in Florida.
Our Orlando slip and fall lawyers will work to secure maximum compensation for all losses, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Florida uses pure comparative negligence rules for personal injury cases, so you can still pursue a claim even if you may have been partially responsible for your slip and fall injuries. If the court decides you were partially to blame, your final award will be reduced by what they determine to be your percentage of fault. We understand how to anticipate and combat allegations of partial responsibility in these matters and will fight to get you the full compensation you need to move forward.
Let us put our decades of combined legal experience to work for you. Call (407) 753-1312 or contact us online to explore your legal options today.
In Florida, property owners are typically liable for slip and fall injuries if they were negligent in the maintenance of their property. This means that the property owner must have failed to take reasonable steps to maintain the safety of their premises, such as providing adequate lighting, maintaining floors and surfaces free of hazards, or warning visitors about potential dangers.
Additionally, property owners in Florida have a duty to protect visitors on their premises from dangerous conditions that could cause slip and fall injuries. If a property owner was aware of a hazard on their premises but failed to address it or warn visitors, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries. For example, if a property owner becomes aware of a slick surface caused by a spill, they must take prompt steps to clean it up or place caution signage.
Property owners can also be held liable when they fail to inspect their premises regularly and make necessary repairs or adjustments to address any hazardous conditions they discover. Going back to the previous example, if the property owner was not aware of a slick surface caused by a spill but did not conduct routine inspections which would have revealed it, the law generally says that the property owner may still be liable because they reasonably should have known about the spill and taken steps to address it.
If you are not sure whether the property owner is liable for your slip and fall injuries, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Ali & Blankner. Our Orlando slip and fall attorneys can review what happened and determine whether you have a strong case.